I asked Robin this question last night. He said that when he was a kid, he always assumed being sick was a punishment. Once he visited a sick friend and saw that the parents had wheeled the TV into his friend's room and brought him all his favourite comic books. And so his revolution began. Hey Hubski - What surprised you most about other families? Did you travel a lot as a child? Did that help you see that there were many ways to run a life? I've tagged this thehumancondition. Should it be tagged family?